Resources for Program Evaluation

Associations and Networks

American Statistical Association

American Evaluation Association (AEA) or 1-888-311-6321

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Oregon Program Evaluation Network (OPEN)

The United Way Outcome Measurement Resource Network:

Training and Education

Compiled by

Robin Puett, MPH

These resources are not necessarily endorsed by the National Violence against Women Prevention Resource Center

The training webpage of the American Evaluation Associationís website lists several graduate degree and professional development programs: or 1-888-311-6321

The Southeastern Institute for Training and Evaluation at Rollins School of Public Health offers a course in program evaluation:

The National CASA Association and Washington State CASA sponsor a half-day workshop on outcome measurement:

The American Educational Research Association and the National Science Foundation offer evaluation training fellowships through the Evaluation Training Program (ETP):

The fifth annual Minnesota Evaluation Training Institute will be held May 15-19, 2000:

The United Way offers the Measuring Program Outcomes Training Kit at:

The University of Maryland offers summer mini courses and 2 day short courses:

Through the Public Health Training Network, the CDC, offers a course, videotape and workbook entitled "Practical Evaluation of Public Health Programs" developed by The University of Teas-Houston Health Science Center School of Public Health and The Texas Department of Health: call 1-800-41-TRAIN

Many colleges and universities offer degree programs in evaluation studies.

Evaluation Documents that can be Downloaded from the Internet

Bureau of Justice Assistance. Improving the nationís criminal justice system: Findings and results from state and local program evaluations effective programs. Monograph No.1. (this publication can also be ordered by calling 800-688-4252)

Harrell, A., Cavanagh, S., & Sridharan, S. (1999). Evaluation of the Children at Risk Program: Results 1 year after the end of the program. (Research in Brief). National Institute of Justice. (this publication can also be ordered by calling 800-851-3420)

Evaluation technical assistance and training publications are available from the Bureau of Justice Assistance website:

National Institute of Justice.(1995). Evaluation of violence prevention programs in middle schools. (NIJ Update).

Such documents as Guiding Principles for Evaluators and Joint Committee Standards on Evaluation are available under the documents webpage of the American Evaluation Association webpage:

National Institute of Justice (1995). Evaluation of family violence training programs. (NIJ Research Preview).

Achieving and Measuring Community Outcomes: Challenges, Issues, Some Approaches (1999), Community Status Reports, Targeted community Interventions: Drawing a Distinction, and Update: Outcome Measurement Activities of National Health and Human Service Organizations (1998) are available on the United Wayís website:

ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation. (1995). The Program Evaluation Standards. ERIC/AE Digest Washington DC.

Beswick, R. (1990). Evaluating Educational Programs. ERIC/AE Digest Series Number EA 54.

Shadish, W. (1998). Some Evaluation Questions. ERIC/AE Digest

MacColl, Gail S.; White, Kathleen D. (1998). Communicating Educational Research Data to General, Nonresearcher Audiences. ERIC/AE Digest.

The Program Managerís Guide to Evaluation is available from ACF at:

Applying Evaluation Tools to Your Program is available from CYFERNet

The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center School of Public Health and The Texas Department of Health. Practical evaluation of public health programs. CDC: Atlanta.

CDC. Framework for program evaluation in public health. MMWR Recommendations and Reports 1999;48(RR11):1-40.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook is available:

Evaluation Primer: Overview of Education Evaluation is available from the Department of Education at:

Notes on Evaluation Design is also available from the Department of Education at:

Burt, M.R., Harrell, A.V., Newmark, L.C. Aron, L.Y., & Jacobs, L.K. (1997). The Urban Institute Evaluation Guidebook: Projects funded by STOP Formula Grants under the Violence Against Women Act. National Institute of Justice.

Burt, M.R., Newmark, L.C., Jacobs, L.K., & Harrell, A.V. (1998). 1998 Report: Evaluation of the STOP Formula Grants under the Violence against Women Act of 1994. The Urban Institute and National Institute of Justice.

E.W. Gondolf, Principal Investigator. (1997). A Multi-Site Evaluation of Batterer Intervention Systems.

Websites Providing Evaluation Information and/or Links

American Evaluation Association:

ERIC/AE Digest:

The Bureau of Justice Assistance:

The CDC Evaluation Working Group:

The Department of Education: and

The University of Texas System Alliance for Minority Participation Virtual Center for Formative Evaluation:


The US Department of Justice:

Evaluation Publications in Print

The journal articles, books, and other publications that have been written on evaluation are too numerous to mention here. Some evaluation publications are available by request from such government agencies as the CDC and NIJ. Journal articles catalogued on MEDLINE can also be searched for free at:


Evaluation Review

Evaluation and Program Planning

Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA)

The American Journal of Evaluation

The Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics

Journal of Outcome Measurement

New Directions for Evaluation

Practical Assessment Research and Evaluation

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Studies in Educational Evaluation

Performance Evaluation

American Journal of Public Health

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